5.I'm super stressed out right now with work (see #1) and usually... the "old" me would be stopping and getting an ice cream filled with hot fudge and whipped cream and candy/cookie bits everyday on the way home from work. The "new" me is having a hard time adjusting to stress without eating everything in sight. Don't get me wrong...I want to...I have been thinking..ok obsessing over exactly what I WANT to eat to get rid of my stress. Thing is... It won't get rid of my stress.. it will do NOTHING besides make me feel like complete shit. I know this now...I really do....but there is a little food pusher in my mind telling me "Go ahead, eat the snickers bar...it will taste sooo good and it will make you forget about everything" I think this is where people don't "get it" about being obese. that sounds like a junkie talking. That sounds like someone looking to get their next "fix"... this is an ADDICTION. People do (insert drug of choice here) to "make it all go away" and forget about everything. They know it's bad for them, they know it's killing them but they do it anyway... Sound familiar? People want to criticize obese people and say "just eat less, it's that simple" well let's try the same logic on a heroin addict "just don't use, it's that simple" ummm...yeah... pretty sure most heroin addicts go through clinical rehab and many have relapses before they kick the habit. They go to extremes to save their life. SAME HERE! Some of us have decided that enough is enough and it's time to go to extremes to kick the habit! I had the lap-band because I knew where my life was heading....and I didn't like it. I decided to take a stand and fight the fight to kick the habit and change my life...and my future.
6. I haven't had but a sip or 2 of soda since about mid June! :) I think that addiction is finally over!!
7.I'm starting to really see changes in myself. Especially my face. My double chin is slowly but surely shrinking into one chin. Took this picture this morning cuz I was feeling extra sassy in my gray lace top and leggings (although you can't see the outfit in the picture!)